Laing O'Rourke ExPLORe Building, Steetley


Architectural Design

Interior Design

BIM (Building Information Modelling)

Project overview

The first project at the Explore Industrial Park (EIP), is the most advanced construction manufacturing facility in Europe; it is a precast concrete manufacturing facility and part of Laing O’Rourke’s Explore manufacturing business.

The facility includes a 25,000m²production area, concrete batching plant, civils yard with gantry cranes, materials delivery / storage area, finished product storage yard, and trailer park, along with supporting auxiliary facilities, including a substantial office building, gatehouse, despatch ticket offices, welfare units and parking areas.

The production facility houses the state-of-the-art production equipment much of which is automated and is serviced with overhead cranes. Welfare facilities are provided in five pods, manufactured off-site and delivered as finished units.

Adjacent to the production facility is a 3,850m² three storey office welfare building which provides changing and welfare facilities along with canteen, open plan offices, meeting rooms and training facilities. An enclosed glazed viewing area provides extensive views across the manufacturing process and an open balcony allows the user to experience the atmosphere as well as the views.

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